The Sequence a Science Fiction Writer has made its goal, funding a needed genetic test for me — Actually, it's blown the doors off its goal, did so in the first five hours. You guys are amazing. Organizers Catherine Shaffer and Mary Robinette Kowal have provided some unique giving level bonuses, including stretch goals as the fundraiser remains open.
The video of me reading beloved classics like phone sex for the Jay Lake fundraiser — Speaking of giving level bonuses for the genetic testing fundraiser, here's the first one to be made public. Screamingly funny, but put your coffee down somewhere away from the keyboard before you watch this short video. Work- and child-safe, mostly.
Featured Author Review: Endurance by Jay Lake — LitStack on my novel Endurance. Very positive, and from my perspective, spot on.
The Hobbits: Misty Mountain a capella cover by Peter Hollens — Wow. (Via
The Beauty of Decayed Daguerreotypes — Wow. And yes, I am one of those people fascinated by decay. (Via Lisa Costello.)
Clock made from a single atom could lead to a precise mass measurement — Compton frequency of the atom is made accessible to experimental measurement. Nanoclockpunk?
Let's Put An Asteroid In Orbit Around the Moon — Because SCIENCE! Who needs reasons?
Newfound planet is best candidate yet for life
Heat, Flood or Icy Cold, Extreme Weather Rages Worldwide — Nope, no climate change here. Just liberal propaganda and 99% of climate scientists in a secret conspiracy supported by nothing but "facts" and "data" and so-called "trends".
Love is not a victory march — unless you’re Marvin Olasky — Slacktivist Fred Clark on a Right wing rewrite of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah". For reals. Out. Of. Their. Minds.
Gun-toting soccer mom found shot dead — Cops: Pa. woman’s 3 children were home during suspected murder-suicide. I can't possibly snark on this story because it's so tragic. The moral here should be obvious, but sadly won't be.
Agnotologic capitalism — Yeah, that term would pretty much describe America's conservative base with their epistemic closure and their faith in the sideshow fraud that is supply side economics. (Snurched from Daily Idioms, Annotated.)
?otD: How thankful can Jay be?
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (stress)
Hours slept: 6.5 hours (solid)
Body movement: 0.5 hours (stationary bike)
Number of FEMA troops on my block teaching critical thinking skills to the children of conservatives: 0
Currently reading: The Hydrogen Sonata by Iain M. Banks